The English patient: a screenplay

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Methuen Drama, 1997 - Drama - 173 pages
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From the novel by Michael Ondaatje.

Anthony Minghella's screenplay is a gripping adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning story of love, betrayal and loss set against a background of war, spies and intrigue.

"Here is a work of art to break your heart."—Time

"The current movie versions of books are well-meaning, but none comes close to The English Patient in their ability to turn literary prose into cinematic gems."—New York Times


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User Review  - Martin Rowe - Goodreads

I saw the movie before I read the book, which is probably why I prefer the film's sweep, romance, and exoticism to the book's fragmented and impressionistic erudition. To their credit, Michael ... Read full review

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The only book I have ever read which I enjoyed less than the film. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Anthony Minghella was formerly a professor of dramatic literature at the University of Hull. In addition to directing the award-winning film The English Patient, he has written extensively for British theater, television, radio, and film.

Michael Ondaatje is a novelist and poet perhaps best known for his Booker Prize winning novel adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The English Patient. His other books include Secular Love, In the Skin of a Lion, Running in the Family, and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. He edited From Ink Lake, a selection of Canadian stories, and has won several Governor General's Award for both fiction and poetry.

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